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Wednesday, 4/12/2023 from 12:00PM-1:30PM PT (2:00-3:30PM CT)

Speaker: Byron M. Shoulton, International Economist — Great American Insurance Group

FCIA Trade Credit & Political Risk Division,
Great American Insurance Group
125 Park Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY 10017



Accomplished country & political risk expertise ~ acquired over four decades. Background in international banking, government & trade finance.

Conducts quarterly country rankings of 144 countries.

Writes monthly analysis ‘Major Country Developments’ for distribution to trade, political risk industry. Analysis highlights economic, political trends impacting global trade risks.

Speaks regularly on global trade, economic & political trends impacting cross border risks.

Monitors economic, political & trade trends impacting finance risks. Gauges devaluation & political stability risks.

Provides risk assessments on specific transactions across the globe.


Irving Trust Company, Senior Credit Analyst, International Banking Division (1 Wall Street, New York, NY 10017)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Research Economist Tourism Planning Unit, Kingston, Jamaica — Participated in writing 5-year development plan; focused on foreign exchange management. Collaborated with central bank to create foreign exchange priority allocation regime.


Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington, D. C. 20036 – Advanced Degree: International Economics.


Webinar Topics 

  • The global economy is at a crossroads: struggling to arrest the highest inflation in a generation, higher borrowing costs and rising big power tensions.
  • Session will discuss major regional economic trends, trade and political challenges; and will examine how these trends are likely to impact global trade flows over the next 12-18 months.


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